Protein Pack Your Morning with This Coconut-Cashew Overnight Oats RecipeApr 7, 2020
Make your mornings easy delicious with our cashew butter and coconut overnight oats recipe that takes just five minutes to prep. For less than 370 calories, our high-protein overnight oats recipe boasts 24 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. That’s perfect for helping you power through your morning and staving off nagging hunger pangs!
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Coconut-Cashew Overnight Oats
Prep some overnight oats before bed for a speedy grab-and-go breakfast in the morning! Luscious cashew butter and crunchy cacao nibs combine deliciously to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Add oats, yogurt, coconut milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a pint jar or other small container; stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Microwave cashew butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds and drizzle over oats just before serving.
- You can enjoy overnight oats chilled, at room temperature, or warmed up for a few minutes in the microwave for a hot breakfast alternative.
- If you don’t care for coconut milk beverage replace with unsweetened almond milk.
- To add even more coconut flavor, swap pure coconut extract for vanilla extract.
- Top with 2 tsp. cacao nibs for a chocolatey treat.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
Pro tip: If your cashew butter is too sticky and thick to add to the chilled oats, try warming it up and drizzling it on top of the oat mixture before serving.
What Are Overnight Oats?
This variation of oatmeal requires very little effort, but produces a delicious, creamy, and satisfying meal. By soaking rolled oats in your choice of milk overnight, there’s no need to fire up your stovetop or touch your microwave.
Once the oats absorb the liquid, you’ll be left with a breakfast that’s similar to the cooked variety, but you can enjoy it chilled (meaning it’s a great breakfast choice even when it’s toasty outside). If you prefer a warm breakfast, you can still employ this oatmeal method — just heat up the mixture before you eat it!
If you’re looking for an extra rich and creamy texture, you can infuse your overnight oats with yogurt. This recipe calls for Greek yogurt, which not only adds extra protein, but also thickens up the oats for an extra indulgent treat — without overindulgent nutritional stats.
How to Make Overnight Oats
Whipping up a batch of healthy overnight oats takes little to no kitchen prowess or time. All you do is mix oats with your choice of milk and add in any fruit, nuts, nut butters, spices, and sweeteners you’d like. Easy and customizable!
Let the oat mixture chill and thicken overnight in the refrigerator, and then it’s ready to eat just in time for breakfast! It’s the perfect breakfast meal prep idea, especially since you can make a huge batch to last you all week long. Once you try this creamy take on overnight oats, check out these other easy overnight oat recipes.